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Posts every Friday that highlight unique materials and interesting stories from beyond the UW-Madison Libraries.

October 23, 2013

The Kazakhstan Series: Global Partnerships

This is part of a series. See the other two articles here: Consulting and Collaborating Photo Essay We’re delighted to welcome professor emerita Louise Robbins to the site today to share her experience of developing UW-Madison Libraries’ global partnership with Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. Her perspective on building an academic library from the ground up is fascinating, and offers a [...]

October 14, 2013

Former UW-Madison Librarian Gretchen Farwell in Jackie O Documentary

Former UW–Madison Librarian, Gretchen Farwell, was a 20-year-old student at St. Olaf when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 23, 1963. Deeply affected by the President’s death, she wrote a letter to his wife, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, as did many other Americans at the time. Four years ago, Farwell’s letter was selected out [...]

October 14, 2013

Libraries and Shelf Space Solutions

Think your house is running out of storage space? Libraries have a bigger problem: trying to fit thousands of new printed books into their holdings, while more “library real estate” is going to learning commons and shared study spaces.  For storage solutions, academic librarians are working together to streamline collections through shared print management, which [...]

October 14, 2013

Libraries Celebrate Open Access Week

Open Access Week is this October 21 through October 27th this year. UW–Madison libraries are committed to celebrating and promoting this important week. Two main events are scheduled: a brown-bag panel with academic librarians and a forum featuring librarians and faculty. For more information, keep reading! Open Access Week: October 21 – October 27, 2013 What [...]

October 11, 2013

Government Shutdown: Information Guide

Beth Harper, the Government Documents & Reference Librarian in UW–Madison’s Memorial Library, wrote up a guide to help library users during the federal government shutdown. Federal agencies that are physically shut down have also taken their websites offline. In the guide, Harper and other librarians provided some workarounds for library users such as sources for [...]

October 10, 2013

Campus History in the News

The UW Archives  and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Digital Collections (UWDC) have received some well-deserved media attention lately—and timely, too, as October is American Archives Month. The depth and breadth of these fantastic collections provide images rich in history and culture, and provide users with many opportunities to easily explore campus life at the UW. [...]

September 26, 2013

U.S. Judge for Google’s “Fair Use” in Digital Books Project

Authors, readers, librarians, information specialists, and web users in general listened in this past Monday to federal Judge Denny Chin’s comments concerning Google‘s massive book scanning project. The Authors Guild and groups representing photographers and graphic artists say the project is massive copyright infringement, but Google is arguing for the “fair use” clause of copyright. Fair [...]

August 29, 2013

Rare book libraries helped Natalie Zemon Davis overcome oppression

Earlier this summer, The New York Review of Books featured a post on their blog by historian Natalie Zemon Davis entitled “How the FBI Turned Me On to Rare Books.” In the story, Zemon Davis shares her experience with challenging the constitutionality of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the early 1950’s and the [...]

August 7, 2013

Mobilizing Research Knowledge in Ontario and Wisconsin

We welcome Paul Baker to the News and Events site today to share an exciting field trip the School of Education took to Toronto this summer.  Here, he shares what the group learned at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education– with broad-reaching opportunities for outreach and community collaboration in higher education, and of course, libraries. [...]

July 24, 2013

The Libraries’ 75-years Overdue Book on WMTV Channel 15

Last week, we shared the story behind a very overdue library book, which made its way back to UW-Madison Libraries seventy-five years after it had been checked out.  Soon after the story was published, representatives from local NBC news affiliate WMTV 15 got in touch to film a short piece on the extraordinary story of two UW-Madison [...]

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